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Past Films

Hugo (2011)

  • Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee |
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 127 min.

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

The screening on March 18th includes a post show discussion led by Evan Frodermann and Rebecca A. Baker, Physic’s MSU professors, explaining optical illusions as part of our Science on Screen series.

Film Synopsis: Based on Brian Selznick’s captivating and imaginative New York Times bestseller “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” Hugo Cabret, Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D, tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy. (Sony Pictures)

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

Made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

"This is a great director's greatest love story. "
- Kim Newman, Empire
"As well as an engaging fable about a homeless orphan living in a train station, Scorsese's film is a richly illustrated lesson in cinema history and the best argument for 3-D since James Cameron's Avatar."
- Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"This kind of cinematic delight is a rarity, a warm and masterfully crafted reminder of why we love to go to the movies in the first place. "
- Mike Scott, New Orleans Times
"Magical and imaginative, this eye-popping masterpiece from director Martin Scorsese will transport audiences to a place they won't believe."
- Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine
"A fabulous and passionate love letter to the cinema and its preservation framed by the strenuous adventures of two orphans in 1930s Paris. "
- Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
"The performances are universally good, the 3-D is utterly gorgeous, and the nutshell history of the early days of movies is inspiring. Read full review"
- Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian
"Instead of sticking with the familiar, Scorsese has followed his impulses into something that feels entirely new but is still distinctively his. He has made a potential holiday classic, an exciting, comic and sentimental melodrama that will satisfy children and adults alike and reward repeat viewings for many years to come. "
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"The way Hugo deals with Melies is enchanting in itself, but the film's first half is devoted to the escapades of its young hero. In the way the film uses CGI and other techniques to create the train station and the city, the movie is breathtaking. "
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Showtimes

  • Friday, 3/17 4:30pm
  • Saturday, 3/18 10:00am
  • Tuesday, 3/21 7:00pm